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Bella

Age: 1 year and 7 months
Gender: Female
Breed: Collie Mix
Does well with: Children & other dogs
Special Needs: N/A
Adoption Fee: $100+ Tax

 

 

Meet Bella! She was surrendered to us claiming a short-haired border collie but I’m not completely sold yet. You’re welcome to guess! She’s pretty small, only 35-45 lbs max. She’s brown/white and good with kids and other dogs. She’s already fixed and up to date on shots so she’s ready for her new family! She loves to play tug and constantly want kisses. She’s only a year & a half old so would also be a good playmate!

-Marissa

 
 
 

 
 

Cinnamon

Age: Apprx <1 year
Gender: Female
Breed: Tortoiseshell Kitten
Does well with: Small ANimals, & Children
Special Needs: N/A
Adoption Fee: $35+ Tax

 

 

Cinnamon was found outside on a wet & cold day. She was trying to escape the weather into a school so I offered to take her home with me. She was posted on lost/found websites with no luck in finding owners so she is now available for adoption. She seems young (under a year) and has no chip. She's very friendly and has a beautiful tortoiseshell color. She's still learning about dogs but has co-existed perfectly with other cats. She loves to eat and play with cat toys. She's not yet fixed or up to date on shots but now that she is available for adoption that will be taken care of prior to her new home! 

-Marissa

 
 
 

 
 

Piper

Age: Apprx 1-3 years
Gender: Female
Breed: shepherd mix
Does well with: Small & Large ANimals, & Children
Special Needs: N/A
Adoption Fee: $100+ Tax

 

 

Piper is a young shepherd mix that came to us as a stray picked up in Dickinson. She is approximately 1-3 years old and is spayed and UTD on shots. She is great with kids and other dogs and loves to cuddle. She is potty trained and kennel trained and is learning her basic commands.

-Marissa

 
 
 

 
 

Raven

Age: Unknown (Approx 2-3 years)
Gender: Female
Breed: Terrier Mix
Does well with: Small & Large ANimals, & Children
Special Needs: N/A
Adoption Fee: $100+ Tax

 

 

Meet Raven. She’s a medium size terrier mix but unsure on an age. She was found on the reservation. She’s good with other dogs and kids. She’s just a very happy girl! She has the wiry coat and a very waggy tail!

-Marissa

 
 
 

 
 

Castiel

Age: 6 years
Gender: male
Does well with: Small & Large ANimals, & Children
Special Needs: N/A
Adoption Fee: $35

 

 

Meet Castiel! He is 6-years old. He is up to date on shots and neutered. Castiel is an owner surrender due to divorce. He is been around kids his entire life and is great with them. He has also been around other cats, dogs, and small animals (ferrets and guinea pigs!) He is litter box trained and doesn’t scratch up furniture. He has worn claw covers in the past if that’s what you would like to do though. He has his moments of crazy running around the house but mostly likes to lounge around. He is shy at first but comes around. He is still playful for his age and like to roll around on crunchy papers and chase strings. I think Castiel would be a great addition to any home!

-Marissa

 
 
 
 
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Donations

 

As a volunteer based rescue, we rely on the help of both people like you, and local businesses in the Bismarck-Mandan Community.

Some say, "it takes a village", and that couldn't be more true!

We need YOUR help! Whether it's donating your time and becoming a foster, contributing to our "grocery list" of tangible items, check out our Amazon List here, or monetary donations. If you shop on amazon, you can also visit our AmazonSmile where Amazon will donate a portion of your total right to Tails of the Midwest! Anything you can do to help us, helps our ability to rescue more of the pets in our area.

 
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about us

 
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Founded in June  of 2017, the purpose of Tails of the Midwest Rescue is to take in unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to find suitable forever-homes for them. This will prevent possible neglect and/or euthanasia. This rescue is created and run by local volunteers in the Bismarck-Mandan community. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and fully foster-based.

 
 
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Marissa Rath

Hello! My name is Marissa Rath. I’m a single-parent raising a 4-year old son and two dogs. Kopa is a four year old Chiweenie. I took him and his sister in after finding out the abuse they had suffered and that they were going to be put-down. I ended up finding a home for the female but Kopa grew very attached to my son and vice-versa so he was here to stay. Amelia is a two year old Golden Retriever/Bulldog mix that looks nothing like either breed. I had fostered her and her ten puppies for another rescue and once all the puppies found forever homes, I kept her. I’ve been part of the rescue community for about four years and enjoy every second of it. I work full-time for an insurance company as a claims benefit specialist and part-time cutting hair. I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for nine years. In my spare time, I love to cook and have been a vegetarian for thirteen years. I live for my daily coffee and you can find me most happy with my nose buried in a book. I am a certified holistic health coach and a wellness advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. I am also certified in holistic tarot and crystal healing.

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Melissa Carson

Hello! I am Melissa Carson. I’m married with a 4-year old son and two dogs. Goose is a Golden Retriever and Rooster is an English Mastiff. I work full-time at an engineering firm and in my spare time I spend time with my family and dogs, playing volleyball, and shooting. My family loves to camp in the summer and we have a large backyard to spend time in with friends. I started fostering for another rescue a few years ago and got to see a senior dog find his forever family. After that, I was hooked on the feeling of pure joy of seeing the connection between dog and human come alive.

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Misty Jo

Hello fellow animal lovers! My name is Misty. I’m a married mother of one daughter, two step-sons, and three dogs. I blame/thank my obsession and passion for animals on my parents who allowed our family to have dogs, cats, bunnies, and lizards growing up. I initially went to college for veterinary technology. I worked in the field briefly before deciding to further my education. I currently work full-time as a speech language pathologist working with the geriatric population. My dog Monroe is a retired therapy dog. He worked for a few years before his anxiety got the best of him. My dog Mozzy is a laid-off certified therapy dog. He was able to be my side kick for work for several years until I switched jobs which made it difficult for him to travel with me. My hope is that he can soon brush off the dust from his therapy dog bandana and join me again. My other dog Jaxx is… just cute. My family became a foster for a dog from a Texas death row shelter about four years old and have had foster animals ever since!

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever” – Karen Davison
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Tiffany Christensen

Hello! My name is Tiffany Christensen. I have been involved in animal rescue and dog training for over 15-years. After witnessing firsthand the hundreds of adoptable dogs being euthanized for behavioral problems that could be easily corrected, I began working with rescues to help rehabilitate and train their harder-to-adopt dogs to overcome their problems and become more likely to be adopted. I am an advocate for the No-Kill Initiative and firmly believe that all dogs deserve a chance at life. I moved to North Dakota in 2010 and fell in love with the area. In 2016, I opened Kanine Kingdom which offers doggy daycare, kennel-free boarding, and scientific based dog training to the Williston area. I currently live in Willison, ND with 9-dogs that I affectionately call my ‘kids’. Hunter is a 12-year old Labrador. Gunner is a 6-year old Mastiff/Lab mix. Rhaurie is a 6-year old Irish Wolfhound. Freddie is a 3-year old Irish Wolfhound/Lab mix. Cooper is a 12-year of Bichon. Lucy is a 3-year old Pomeranian/Dachshund mix. Ethel is an 8-year old Chihuahua. Ayana is a 6-year old Irish Wolfhound and Katie is a 1-year old Pitbull mix.


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Our Partners

 

As a volunteer based rescue, we rely on the help of both people like you, as we as local business here in the Bismarck-Mandan Community.

Below are some of the business that help us with their time and resources, so we can help the animals who need it most!

 
 

Kanine Kingdom

Kanine Kingdom provides us with training, and assistance with behavioral issues that our rescues are dealing with. Kanine Kingdom offers dog daycare, kennel free boarding, and scientific based dog training to the WIlliston area. If you would like to get in contact with them to help with your pets, click the logo above!

 
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